Alternative music reviews

June 4, 2008

Silverman

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I was going to write a post about Duos I have known. The problem was I couldn’t find my copy of the Silverman album Speed Of Life Part 2. I searched desperately but instead I found a copy for sale on Amazon Marketplace for 38p + postage! So this is the first time I have heard the album in 5 years and it still stands as one of the best CDs I’ve ever been sent. The clarity of Anna Dennis’s voice stands out and the backing of Martin Williams adds the complexity each song needs underneath.

Silverman were darlings of mp3.com and since the death of that site have kept their heads low. They organise the ‘Calmer’ nights in Cheltenham featuring other musicians but I still miss them as Silverman. There are moments of this album that make me swoon such as when the line ‘Can I have my heart back please’ comes in:

Can I have My Heart Back Please?

Can I have My Heart Back Please? (clip) by Silverman

As far as I’m aware this was the only ‘physical’ release by Silverman. The web site is well out of date but I did find some full length tracks on SoundClick – have a listen to Ctrl Alt Del from the album and September which sounds like a later track.

Silverman website